Trilogy Property and WiredScore, say that building R1 at Republic has been certified as one of the UK’s top buildings for connectivity and telecommunications infrastructure.
The Wired Certified Platinum rating establishes the newly-launched creative office campus among a select few to have achieved the accolade worldwide. Republic’s R1 becomes part of a group of buildings which includes the Empire State Building and Google’s offices in New York City. It is London’s easternmost Wired Certified Platinum building.
Republic, which is being developed by Trilogy Property and LaSalle Investment Management, aims to provide affordable office space to creative, cultural and tech businesses priced out of traditional locations, with rents at half the price of the West End and a third of those in Shoreditch. Refurbishment of R1 is underway, and will provide 225,000 sq ft of modern office space designed by award-winning architects Studio RHE. The design employs cross-laminated timber to clad meeting rooms which cantilever into nine-storey atria. A rebranding exercise is underway, with a distinctive ‘building wrap’ from designer Tom Hingston signalling the developments.
Robert Wolstenholme, managing director of Trilogy Property, said: “WiredScore’s Wired Ceritified Platinum rating has an independent and rigorous set of standards, and our certification singles out Building R1 - Republic as a trailblazer for East London, and its digital and creative future. Republic is anticipating an eastward shift of talent, culture and the digital sector. This news ensures that young businesses can grow with Republic, and established businesses have the peace of mind that they are moving into one of the UK’s best buildings for connectivity and infrastructure”
William Newton, EMEA director at WiredScore, said: “Connectivity plays an increasingly fundamental role in all businesses – from great tech innovators, to small businesses sending emails and accessing cloud-based software. Businesses locked into leases which don’t meet their digital needs can find themselves with major roadblocks to growth, so it has never been more crucial for landlords to invest in their future success of their occupiers. The investment that has been made in R1 at Republic’s connectivity infrastructure demonstrates Trilogy Property’s commitment to providing its current and future occupiers with fast, reliable Internet, to future-proof these companies in enabling greater transformation, innovation and prosperity.”